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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is an ALA-sponsored event held each year during the third week of October to encourage young adult reading.


Ally CondieTEEN READ MONTH @ YOUR LIBRARY

Join TeenXTreme as we welcome #1 New York Times and International best-selling author, Ally Condie
Ally is the author of the critically acclaimed Matched trilogy for teens and will be here to talk about her exciting dystopian themed books. Please feel free to brown bag your lunch for the noon event and we will provide a light dessert and beverage. Registration is limited for both presentations. For teens in grades 7-12 and their families.
Austintown Library, 9 a.m., Thurs., Oct. 16
register online

Austintown Library, 12 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 16 register online

Also join us at our Matched Meet and Greet Party at the Poland Library at 6 p.m., on Thurs., Oct. 16
There will be food, games, crafts and prizes. Ally will be on hand to talk about and sign her books as well as pose for pictures. register online

Cast the Matched Cast!
Here’s your chance to play casting director! Come to the library to nominate your dream cast for the anticipated Matched movie based on the trilogy written by Ally Condie. Enter as many times as you wish. Winners will be chosen from submitted ballots. For teens in grade 7 - 12. Pick up a ballot at any library branch in Mahoning County, or try it online


Star Wars ReadsMay the Force be with you at our Star Wars Reads Day event!
More than 2,000 libraries and book stores across North America will be celebrating Star Wars and reading! You will have a wookie of a good time enjoying crafts, games, food and prizes. You may even want to compete in our Talk Like Yoda Contest! Come in costume and you may win a prize. There will be fun in galactic proportions for the entire family.
Poland Library, 1 - 4 p.m., Sat., Oct. 11


Don’t Miss These Teen Read Week Events @ Your Library:

Spoken Word Feat with 7Hykoo - Listen to 7Hykoo's mesmerizing spoken word poetry then share your creation. For teens and adults in grades 7 and up.
Newport Library, 4 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 16

E-Tech Lab - Learn about and try emerging tech toys and gadgets from Holly Klinger, Emerging Technologies Librarian for the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System.
Boardman Library, 7 p.m., Tues., Oct. 21

Anime and Manga Club - Come in for some anime, graphic novels, and other pop culture fun. Otaku, bronies, and gamers are all welcome.
Main Library, 6 p.m., Wed., Oct. 15

Star Wars Origami! - Learn origami, you will! Do you love Star Wars? Come to the library to learn more about what it takes to be an Origami Jedi Master and other secrets of the Star Wars world. All Teen and Tween Jedi Masters are welcome.
Main Library, 3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 11